A five-year-old boy has allegedly been indecently assaulted while waiting at a bus stop in Sydney’s south west.

The incident is alleged to have occurred at a bus stop on Jacobs Street in Bankstown just before 2.30pm on Thursday.

Police said the young child was waiting at the bus stop with a woman when a middle aged man sitting at the stop motioned for the boy to join him.

Investigators have been told the boy walked over to the man and started speaking with him before the man allegedly placed him on his lap and indecently assaulted him.

“The woman called out to the five-year-old boy, which caused the man to walk away,” police said in a statement.

Police were called and searched the area, but the man could not be found.

He has been described to police as being approximately 45-50 years old, of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, with a stocky build, and medium length black hair and a black moustache.

He was last seen wearing a beige polo shirt with stripes, black pants and sandals.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to contact Bankstown Police Station on 02 9783 2199.

If you or someone you know needs support please contact 1800 RESPECT

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  • OMG, how scary. And right in front of the child’s guardian. Unbelievable.


  • Yuck. Why would you let your child sit on a random guys lap? Der people


  • It’s always so upsetting to read these news! :-(


  • This is just awful. I hope the little guy is okay.


  • Oh my god, disgusting, and in broad daylight with people around! What was the woman doing.? Obviously not the boys mum cos she wouldn’t have let her son wander over to a stranger and sit on his lap!!


  • who was the woman? was she with the boy or just a stranger? if she was with the boy, why didn’t she do something? why did she allow the boy to go to a stranger and sit on his lap??? None of this makes much sense… There must be more to this story. Could the woman be involved in this? If she wasn’t the boy’s mother or relative or guardian, and she didn’t stop this crime from happening, surely the whole thing sounds very suspicious…? Am I the only one who thinks this?


  • That is so scary. Such a brazen attack.
    I hope they catch him before he hurts anyone else


  • Good lord…thats extremely concerning especially as it was such a bold attack. If he is willing to do such things in a very public environment then what would he do if he had access to a child in a more private location? This guy needs to be found asap.


  • That poor little boy. My stomach churns reading this :(


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